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Old 06-26-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
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45 Degree Drystack


I was wondering what you guys do for angles when you drystack? A customer wants their downstairs fireplace drystacked with cultured. Its a corner fireplace with 2 45's on it \___/ Looks roughly like that.

I was thinking one of two things. I could either leave just a small 1/4 to 3/8 gap on the corners and grout just that. Or just get the corners as tight as I can. I havent drystacked before so Im not real sure what to do with the corners.
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If it is Cultured Stone brand "Drystack Ledgestone", you can use the small pieces to bullnose the the 45. If the backing is already up, you will have to do some back-cutting, if not, chamfer the corner about 2-3 inches and you can bring the stone right around.

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What I call 'drystack' is in reference to walls and I'm not sure how you could make it work inside.
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A groutjoint would look out of place with drystack.Depending on the stone,you can either miter both adjoining pieces or alternatly miter only one side.Sometimes the corners work better for this,giving you a bit of texture on the mitered edge,though that's an expensive way to go.
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Well its going up but its a pain in the ass lol. Thanks for the replies. I will post pics when Im done. Should be tomorrow if all goes well. Just have the mantle to set and about 3 and half more feet to the ceiling.
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No pics?
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Thanks, looks realy good for your first time with that material.
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I just laid ledge around a bay today. The HO didnt want it mitered so I lapped over every other matched height, and slightly mitered the other side, butting it tight. It looked good compared to a straight miter.
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6stringmason, can you post those pics again if you still have them. I am going to be doing the same thing with limestone and have several 45 degree corners. Im torn as to which way I should do it and would like to see how yours turned out. Thanks.
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